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“I Love San Diego” isn’t just a website, it’s your ticket to the ultimate San Diego adventure. This lively platform has transformed the hospitality game, employing a troop of local aficionados who are passionate about sharing San Diego’s gems.

This digital tour guide doesn’t just skim the surface. No, sir! It dives deep into the heart of San Diego, taking you on a virtual stroll through each vibrant neighborhood, and spilling the secrets on where to snooze, snack, sip, and soak up the fun!

Let’s take Little Italy, for example. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill travel guide listing restaurants and shopping malls. It’s a treasure map to the city’s best-kept secrets! Like The Music Box, an upscale venue where live music meets craft cocktails, and food is not just a meal, but a melody of small plates that dance on your palate​​.

And the Little Italy Farmers’ Market? It’s not just about fresh produce (though they’ve got plenty of that). It’s a kaleidoscope of color and flavor, with seafood, flowers, food, clothing, jewelry, and even holistic health products! It’s like stepping into a real-life Etsy store, but better​.

The fun doesn’t stop there. “I Love San Diego” is like that friend who knows all the cool boutiques and can find the perfect wearable souvenir just for you​​. And if you’re more into planks than shopping tanks, they’ve got the inside scoop on the city’s best outdoor workout spots, so you can break a sweat with a beautiful view​​.

Thirsty? They’ve got you covered with their list of the best spots to grab a drink with an eye-popping view of the Pacific Ocean​6​. And for the wine enthusiasts, don’t worry, they’ve uncorked the secrets of Little Italy’s best wine bars​​.

Got a hot date? “I Love San Diego” plays cupid, offering date ideas that are a perfect blend of fun, relaxation, and romance – morning, mid-day, or after dark​​.

So whether you’re a San Diego local, a visitor, or just daydreaming about California’s sun and surf, “I Love San Diego” is your go-to guide. It’s not just about information, it’s about experiencing the best of San Diego with a dash of fun and a whole lot of love!


San DiegoStay | Featured
May 13, 2020

Want a Luxurious Wellness Getaway? Stay Here.

San Diego has a lot to offer as far as self-care is concerned. Take your pick of outdoor activities with breathtaking scenery, colorful farmers markets and healthy restaurants with superfood-centric menus. If you’re looking for a restorative retreat where you…
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November 5, 2019

Four Winter Events We’re Psyched For

It may not feel like winter, but that won’t stop us from doing all sorts of festive things! Even if you haven’t decked out your home in holiday garb yet, it may be wise to plan ahead and add a…
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November 21, 2019

The Best Hotel Bars in San Diego

After a long day of work or travel, sometimes you just can’t be bothered to leave your hotel. If you’re in the mood for an aperitif of sorts, but don’t want to stray far, you’ve come to the right place.…
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October 2, 2019

A Perfect Day in Mission Bay

It’s so easy to fall in love with this little inlet of San Diego. Find out why the bay rivals the beach and the best way to spend a day in the area.
San DiegoEat & Drink | Featured
May 14, 2020

The Best Fruit-Forward Drinks for At-Home Happy Hours

Our homes now serve as offices, restaurants, movie theaters, and bars. I Love San Diego’s new At-Home Happy Hour series features the best locally made beverages perfect for cracking open during your next virtual get-together...all tested and approved by the…
To Do | Featured
September 16, 2019

A Weekend at LEGOLAND: Hotels, Restaurants & More

Millions of families visit LEGOLAND® parks every year. We’re so lucky to have our own in North County San Diego! Located in charming Carlsbad, there’s plenty to see and do around town after a full day of play at the…
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November 13, 2019

Three Adventurous Excursions in San Diego

San Diego has a lot to offer as far as outdoor activities are concerned. Our laid back city has no shortage of kayak and stand-up paddleboards for rent, but what if you’re looking for something a little more daring? Read…
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September 17, 2019

What Your Coffee Order Says About You + Where To Get It In San Diego

Are you a pour over guy or a cappuccino gal? Read on to find out where to get the best hot and cold brews in SD! 
Local Love
January 13, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Steven Vande Wydeven

Want to know where the locals love to hang out? We asked Steven Vande Wydeven, Imperial Beach resident, digital marketer and Bike and Brew aficionado.
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January 30, 2020

Kensington: Get to Know This Cute ‘Hood

Kensington is an idyllic, family-friendly neighborhood that totally flies under the radar. If visitors are interested in checking out an adorable part of town that’s free from tourist traps and cheesy chain restaurants, look no further. This quaint community at…
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September 12, 2019

24 Hours in the Gaslamp Quarter

Imagine this: you’ve arrived in San Diego one afternoon, showered up at your hotel, and are ready to hit the town. But what’s next? Read on for a full play-by-play of how you can spend 24 hours strictly in the…
Eat & Drink | FeaturedTo Do | Featured
September 5, 2019

A Perfect Day at Balboa Park & The San Diego Zoo

While the renowned Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo could easily take up two days of your trip, here’s how to split these attractions into a single day.
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August 25, 2019

A Perfect Day in Ocean Beach

If you’re thinking about visiting Southern California, or just live in another part of town and haven’t made it to OB lately, here’s a run down of our favorite places and an ideal way to spend the day.
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December 5, 2019

A Guide to Little Italy’s Wine Bars

Finding a place to grab a glass of wine in Little Italy is a no-brainer. You can sip on a red or white nearly anywhere in the neighborhood. There are a few standout spots that don’t just have wine on…
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July 26, 2021

The Best Gourmet Donuts in San Diego

There’s just something about these fluffy, fried treats that make people willing to wait in line for them. Stick to the classics or give your taste buds a brand new treat at some of San Diego’s most deluxe donut shops.
Local Love
December 6, 2019

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Paige Alexander

"We love to take family and friends to The Lafayette Pool (if weather permits), False Idol, Balboa Park (international houses on Sundays), Mister A's really anywhere with that San Diego Wow Factor."


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January 3, 2020

El Chingon

Lively, two-story destination for Mexican eats & cocktails with tequila & mezcal.
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August 25, 2019

Modern Times Beer

Hip craft brewery with a large, stylish tasting room with 32 beers on tap.
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September 12, 2019

Bang Bang

Buzzing club featuring a tunneled entrance, 3 spaces, bottle service & Asian fusion bites.
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September 11, 2019

Isabel’s Cantina

Locals line up for inventive fusion fare & buzzy weekend brunches amongst a dim, wood-trimmed space.
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August 25, 2019

Ocean Beach Brewery

Expansive brewpub for house-brewed beer in a soaring, three-story space with a large rooftop patio.
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July 26, 2021

The Best Gourmet Donuts in San Diego

There’s just something about these fluffy, fried treats that make people willing to wait in line for them. Stick to the classics or give your taste buds a brand new treat at some of San Diego’s most deluxe donut shops.
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September 24, 2019

Holy Matcha North Park

Spot for matcha tea drinks & light bites in a chic space with pink banquette seating.
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January 18, 2020

Oscar’s Mexican Seafood

Relaxed, beach-adjacent outfit serving up classic & modern tacos, tortas, sides & sodas. Cash only.

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August 17, 2019

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

An opulent, palatial resort stretching 400 acres five miles from the coast. Spacious elegant rooms make for relaxing retreats after a day lounging by the pool, hiking nearby canyons, or exploring all that Del Mar has to offer. 8.0 - RatingCarlsbadCarlsbadCarlsbad | StayExperienceFamily FriendlyFree WifiGreat LocationLocationLuxuryNeighborhoodsNorth CountyParkingPet FriendlyRestaurantSan Diego NeighborhoodsStaySwimming Pool
September 17, 2019

The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

A dynamic luxury hotel, located a short drive from attractions like The Crossings at Carlsbad, Poinsettia Park and Legoland California. 9.0 - RatingDowntownExperienceFree WifiGaslampGaslampGaslamp | StayGreat LocationLocationLuxuryNeighborhoodsParkingPet FriendlyStayThe 25 Best Hotels in San Diego
August 28, 2019

The Guild Hotel

San Diego meets the Mediterranean Coast in this ultra chic yet understated hotel. Serving as the YMCA building from the twenties to mid-seventies, it was reconceptualized as a modern, design-forward luxury hotel and opened in 2019. Dine in the gorgeous… 8.0 - RatingCentralExperienceFamily FriendlyFree WifiLocationMission HillsMission HillsMission Hills | StayNeighborhoodsOld TownParkingSan Diego NeighborhoodsStaySwimming Pool
August 19, 2019

Holiday Inn Express Mission Hills

Tucked away between Old Town and Mission Hills, this is a good option for budget conscious travelers. Walking distance to local favorites Dos Brasas taco shop, Home & Away sports bar, and adorable California Bean coffee stand. 8.0 - RatingCarmel ValleyCarmel ValleyCarmel Valley | StayDel MarDel MarDel Mar | StayExperienceFamily FriendlyFree WifiLocationLuxuryNeighborhoodsNorth CountyParkingPet FriendlySan Diego NeighborhoodsStaySwimming Pool
August 17, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Carmel Valley / Del Mar

In Sorrento Valley on business? This is a great option offering the comfort and conveniences of home. Take advantage of the resort-style pool, indoor/outdoor bar, and of course those signature Doubletree cookies. 8.0 - RatingCarmel ValleyCarmel ValleyCarmel Valley | StayDel MarDel MarDel Mar | StayExperienceFamily FriendlyFree WifiLocationNeighborhoodsNorth CountyNorth CountyParkingPet FriendlySan Diego NeighborhoodsStaySwimming Pool
August 17, 2019

Hampton Inn Del Mar / Carmel Valley

In town for an overnight? Not far from UCSD and Torrey Pines State Reserve, this Hampton Inn is all about location. Enjoy quick access to the 5 freeway and get to North County, downtown or the beach in a snap. 8.0 - RatingDowntownExperienceFamily FriendlyFree WifiGaslampGaslamp | StayGreat LocationLocationLuxuryNeighborhoodsParkingPet FriendlyRestaurantRomanticSan Diego NeighborhoodsStaySwimming Pool
August 24, 2019

InterContinental San Diego

Located on the San Diego waterfront, this urban boutique hotel features guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows with striking San Diego Bay views. RatingDowntownExperienceLiberty StationLiberty StationLiberty Station | StayLocationNeighborhoodsSan Diego NeighborhoodsStay
August 9, 2019

Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station

Just minutes from the SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo, this hotel offers a pool with waterfront views. It also features a waterside deli, restaurant, bar and an outdoor-poolside fire pit.